Here is Ma playing the prelude to Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1.
Ma won Best Instrumental Soloist Performance in 1985 for “Bach: The Unaccompanied Cello Suites.”
Here is Jay-Z’s “99 Problems,” which won Best Rap Solo Performance in 2005.
Clapton’s “Tears in Heaven” won Song of the Year in 1993.
The song was inspired by the death of his four-year-old son, Conor, who fell out of a window.
Charles’ rendition of “Hit the Road Jack” won Best Rhythm and Blues Performance in 1962.
The 2013 award for Best Traditional R&B Performance went to “Love on Top.”
This is Jimmy Sturr and his orchestra playing a clarinet polka.
Sturr is in red.
15. Aretha Franklin: 18 awards
Aretha Franklin is the Queen of Soul. Between 1968 and now, she has won eighteen Grammys- and she has won Best Female R&B Vocal Performance so many times (8 in a row!) that it is jokingly called the Aretha Award!
Aretha’s “Respect” won Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in 1968.
“Streets of Philadelphia” won Best Rock Song in 1995.
“(Go) Get It” won Best Jazz Instrumental Solo in 2001.
Mancini wrote the music for “Moon River,” which won Song of the Year in 1962.
This is, of course, the famous song from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”
“Pretty Little Adriana” took home Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 1997.
Corea’s “Matrix” won Best Jazz Instrumental Solo in 2004.
He won “Best Instrumental Composition” for the main title from Star Wars in 1978.
“Gold Digger” won Best Rap Solo Performance in 2006.
Wonder won Best R&B Song in 1973 for “Superstition.”
“Beautiful Day” won Song of the Year in 2001.
This is the FULL recording of “Horowitz at Carnegie Hall: An Historic Return,” which won Best Classical Album in 1966.
This is a recording of Boulez’s composition “Dérive I” being performed by The Ensemble Intercontemporain and conducted by Boulez himself.
This is Jones’ “Summer in the City,” which won Best Instrumental Arrangement in 1974.
“Baby, Now That I’ve Found You” won Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 1996. This is a live performance.
She is amazing.
Here is Solti conducting the Chicago Symphonic Orchestra as they play Wagner’s “Tannhauser Overture.”
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